Cricket Australia reveals official tour programme ahead of much-anticipated series.
England will have 33 scheduled international playing days on their Ashes tour to Australia starting in November.
The tour programme includes five Tests, a streamlined five one-day international series, three Twenty20 internationals and five other tour games.
The Ashes Test series begins at Brisbane’s Gabba ground on November 21 with further Tests in Adelaide (December 5-9), Perth (December 13-17), Melbourne (December 26-30) and the final one in Sydney (January 3-7).
After the Test series there will be five ODIs in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Adelaide with three T20 internationals in Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney.
“We are pleased to confirm the full 2013-14 international schedule, which includes 33 days of international cricket and five tour matches,” Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said.
Sutherland said tickets for the international matches would go on sale on July 1 and, based on historic experience, were expected to sell fast.
“We encourage our Australian-based fans to get priority access to tickets when they are released mid-year,” he said.
“We’ve got no doubt there will also be a lot of fans from the UK and abroad who will make the trek Down Under to follow all the summer’s action.”
CA said it expected the series to again attract large numbers of British visitors after Australia’s tourism economy was boosted by more than Aus$300 million ($300 million) on the last Ashes tour here in 2010-11.
England won the last Ashes series 3-1 and will defend the urn against Michael Clarke’s Australians at home in July-August, quickly followed by the series in Australia later in the year.
The international playing schedule announced on Thursday for England’s Ashes tour to Australia in November 2013-February 2014:
Ashes Test series
November 21-25 – 1st Test Australia v England, Gabba, Brisbane
December 5-9 – 2nd Test Australia v England, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
December 13-17 – 3rd Test Australia v England, WACA Ground, Perth
December 26-30 – 4th Test Australia v England, MCG, Melbourne
January 3-7 – 5th Test Australia v England, SCG, Sydney
January 12 – Australia v England, MCG, Melbourne
January 17 – Australia v England, Gabba, Brisbane
January 19 – Australia v England, SCG, Sydney
January 24 – Australia v England, WACA Ground, Perth
January 26 – Australia v England, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
January 29 – Australia v England, Blundstone Arena, Hobart
January 31 – Australia v England, MCG, Melbourne
February 2 – Australia v England, Stadium Australia, Sydney
Oct 31-Nov 2 – Western Australian XI v England, WACA Ground, Perth
Nov 6-9 – Australia A v England, Blundstone Arena, Hobart
Nov 13-16 – NSW XI v England, SCG, Sydney
Nov 29-30 – Chairman’s XI v England, Traeger Park, Alice Springs
Jan 14 – PM’s XI v England (50 overs), Manuka Oval, Canberra